A few years ago I was paired with this young writer through the Writers Guild of Alberta mentorship program. Today Kevin Holowack delivered this bit of loveliness to my front door. Congratulations Kevin and thank you WGA!
Memoir and Remembering Using prompts and visual stimuli, seniors are encouraged to step back in time to preserve on paper their early memories of Alberta. Tea, talk and time to write and remember are included in this two hour workshop.
What drives short fiction? Many would say metaphor or a metonymic device. What is this ghostly thing and how can you make it work for you? This is a hands-on writing workshop messing with metaphor.
Getting Characters In and Out of Crises Without drama, life can be pretty dreary and that’s doubly true in story construction. It doesn’t matter which genre, there must be some sort of crisis, internal or external. This workshop shares methods of creating drama on the page and allowing it to unfold as it should.
…And Still Have One. Join Margaret to discuss the pros and cons of truth-telling in memoir and creative nonfiction, how and when to soften the facts and what that means for both the writer and the subject. Writing exercises included.
A Record of Oral Histories From Kindergarten to grade nine this full or partial school residency teaches children interviewing and writing skill while recording the diversity of two generations. In the end the Grandma Project results in a memory book with chapters and illustrations from each individual child.
Beefing Up Your Prose, Toning Your Talent This is a fast action, multi-genre class designed to exercise a number of different writing muscles. Using writing exercises and games, workshop facilitator Margaret Macpherson plans to put students through their literary paces in at least four different genres, moving them towards their goal of being able to write anything! From the purple…